God is just. He does things right.
Humanity is sinful. We do things wrong.
God shows mercy to a sinful humanity. So, how is that just? How is that right? How is His character of justice, righteousness and holiness upheld, despite giving life to sinners.
That's a...read >>
Do you like being interrupted? Not many do.
En route to Jerusalem for the Passover, crowds did all they could to suppress the annoying interruption of a couple of blind beggars, crying out for Jesus' attention. They wanted to see! But the crowds just wanted them to...read >>
Compassion. What's in a word? So much in a word like that, especially in the Word of God, the Word made flesh.
God sent His only begotten Son to become one of us. He knows our limitations. He knows our weaknesses, our frailties, how fragile we are. And rather than...read >>
In our passage today, Matthew continues his mission of revealing Jesus the Messiah to his lost family and friends. Like many today, they can get caught up in their religion, but completely miss the Christ.
Today's few verses serve as almost a summary statement, a...read >>
In Matthew 10, Jesus said, "Everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven."
Have you acknowledged Jesus before men? Have you...read >>
What sort of man is this?
In our passage today, Matthew continues to reveal his Messiah, their Messiah, our Lord & Christ. Who else has the words of life?
As He responds to John the Baptist's disciples, a synagogue ruler rushes upon Him, seeking hope for his dead...read >>
In our last passage, the sinner/tax-collector named Matthew met the Son of Man named Jesus. Rather than reject him as so many rabbis had done before, Jesus called Matthew to follow Him: to become one of His apostles. Such grace... such Good News. Matthew couldn't...read >>
Solitary confinement has got to be one of the most miserable living situations. Being quarantined, isolated, alone for any length of time wears out our lives.
God designed us as social creatures, needing, benefiting and enjoying life together.
The life of a leper,...read >>
Last Sunday afternoon, after we looked at Jesus proclamation in Matthew 5.11-12 about the blessing of being persecuted for His sake, a brother testified about the persecution being endured by Christians in the middle east. Indeed, it is atrocious.
Currently there...read >>
His ways are not our ways. Just ask yourself, "Would I have written the Script like He did? God becomes man to save man from God... spends the majority of His life in a small hick-town, then the last three years being despised & rejected, ultimately to Roman...read >>
Are you one who learns easily from your mistakes?
Pride is a beast. Even when we know we're dead wrong, we often argue our side as though we were right. Foolishness. Yet who of us hasn't done it?
Joseph & his eleven brothers will lead the 12 tribes of Israel....read >>
The page has turned, another chapter in the life of the father of faith. My how quickly things can change!
Sarai is tired of waiting, but who can blame her? It's been a long time since God's promise, and still no child. She, like we, took matters into her own hands...read >>
God's ministry is often messy. Rather than a nice and tidy salvation, when we look to Calvary, what do we see? A very bloody Son; holy, divine, yet crucified.
As His followers, we must learn not to box Him in, not to limit our understanding of what we think He can...read >>